NOTE: We are sorry to have to inform you that this year's EU Grant Aademy© is cancelled
(originally scheduled for 17-22 September 2017). We apologise for any inconvenience.
This page contains information on last year's training and
will be updated if/when new dates are announced.


Great opportunity for international networking and future cooperation
between Research Organisations and Industry in light of Horizon 2020



Study practical cases of Research and Innovation project proposals. RR & CO. experts will share with you 25 years of knowledge and experience on EU grant funding for Research and Innovation.


EU Grant Academy© is a 5-day Horizon 2020 training course that will equip you with the essential competences you need to successfully manage the process of obtaining EU grant funding for research and innovation in your organisation.

Attend the International EU Grant Academy© to find the answers to the following questions:

  • Which projects within your organisation can be supported by EU grants in Horizon 2020?
  • Which grant funding programmes are available for your organisation and where can you find the calls for proposals?
  • Why is cooperation between research organisations and industry required? How to prepare for it?
  • How to start preparing a project? How to define project objectives and activities to comply with the call requirements?
  • How to define project costs and prepare project budget?
  • How to protect your own interests while negotiating the consortium agreement as well as during the entire process of project preparation and project implementation?
  • Which soft skills do you need to be a good administrative and financial coordinator? How to guarantee efficient administrative and financial management of your project?
  • Which qualities should good project management software have to help you go painlessly through financial controls and audits?
  • Better prevent than cure: Which are the most common errors and irregularities in EU grant funded projects?

This Horizon 2020 training course is suitable for you, if you come from the industry sector, small or big company, university, research institute or any other organization that wants to successfully obtain EU grants for research and innovation projects.


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Location - Portoroz, Slovenia

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Programme overview

Sunday, 18 September 2016  
19.30 Registration of Participants
20.00 Welcome Dinner Buffet
Monday, 19 September 2016
9.00-9.30 Opening of the EU Grant Academy©
9.30-16.00 Attracting the EU Funding for Your Ideas – Overview of Requirements and Available Programmes
  Some of the topics: characteristics of EU grant funding; understanding research and innovation; required cooperation between industry and research organisations; overview of Horizon 2020; other funding sources: COSME, ERASMUS+, EUREKA, EUROSTARS
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
9.00-16.00 Making the Evaluator Champion Your Project Proposal for Horizon 2020 – Preparation of Research and Innovation Action Projects (RIA), Innovation Action Projects (IA)
  Some of the topics: evaluating project idea in relation to requirements of the call for proposals; connecting project objectives to objectives of the call for proposals; defining research problem; progress beyond state of the art and innovativeness of the project; project's impact; preparing a draft dissemination and exploitation plan
17.00 Organized Group Activity (appropriate to the weather conditions)
Wednesday, 21 September 2016
9.00-16.00 Who does What? – Project Management, Project Partners, Consortium in Horizon 2020
  Some of the topics: preparing the work programme; importance of efficient project management for project's success; project management structure; roles and responsibilities of project management bodies; project partners – creating a successful project consortium
Thursday, 22 September 2016
9.00-16.00 Finances – Preparing Project Budget in Horizon 2020, Project Management Software
  Some of the topics: eligibility of project costs; cost categories; planning and preparing project budget; tips & hints on budgeting; justifying project resources; preparing project financial reports; project management software EFAMT®
19.00 Organized Dinner with Traditional Slovenian Cuisine
Friday, 23 September 2016
9.30-13.00 Signing the Grant Agreement with the European Commission, Administrative and Financial Management of Project, Project Control and OLAF
  Some of the topics: grant agreement – rights and obligations of project consortium; consortium agreement; administrative management of project; preparing project's periodic reports; project technical reviews; financial control and audit; most common irregularities and examples of frauds in project finances found by OLAF
13.00 Training Evaluation Session
13.30 Award of Certificates and Official Closing of the EU Grant Academy©
14.00 Lunch and Departures

In the last five years EU Grant Academy© trained over 90 participants from 17 countries: Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa and Turkey.

Some of our previous participants said:

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Previous participants came from over 120 different organisations:

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and many others

Lecturers are experienced consultants from RR & CO. Ltd.

Mojca Dusica Zajc Mojca Dušica Zajc, Ph.D.,
Director of consulting and knowledge transfer and senior consultant
Robertina Gjoka Robertina Gjoka,
Head office
Damjan Struna Damjan Struna, M.Sc.,
Experienced consultant for grant funding


Training course fee

Training fee includes  
€ 2,650.00 +22% VAT
Standard rate until 7 September 2016
€ 2,252.50 +22% VAT
Early bird for payments made until 30 June 2016


For more information please call us at
+386 1 432 41 91 or
+386 1 431 71 47
or contact us via email or Skype.
Petra Rudolf Petra Rudolf
Skype name: petra.rudolf3


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